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Discover Benelux |  Hotel of the Month |  Belgium

HOTEL OF THE MONTH, BELGIUM

Home has a new address TEXT: HARUN OSMANOVIC  |  PHOTOS: HOTEL BRISTOL

Bearing the name of the Norwegian creator of an international hotel group, Olav Thon, the THON Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels offers rooms to fit the needs and the budget of every customer, from the businessman to the couple on a leisure holiday. The hotel in Brussels is one of the group’s top-end locations in Belgium. Its interior is of the most exquisite taste, a fine  mix  between  classicism  and  elegant vanguard  aspirations  with  a  colourful splash.  It  will  satisfy  the  demands  of  the purists  as  well  as  those  with  the  most modern  of  tastes.  Located  on  Avenue Louise – a ten minute walk from the Grand Place and very close to the European district  –  the  THON  Hotel  Bristol  Stephanie welcomes  you  for  business  or  leisure  on Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels.  “What we strive to do, is offer our clients an  at  home  experience  in  all  circumstances,”  says  Alain  Vanbinst,  general

manager  of  the  THON  Hotel  Bristol Stephanie.  That  indeed  is  one  reason why  this  establishment  offers  some  of the largest rooms in the city – from 35 to 45 square metres. Two suites on the top floor  of  the  building  are  more  akin  to  a studio than your standard hotel room.  What’s more, the at home experience approach goes way beyond… If you are in town  regularly,  you  might  want  to  leave your suits on site: Vanbinst’s team will dryclean them and have them ready for your next visit, returning them as they were left in your room. Or the team might even surprise  you  with  a  peignoir,  a  luxurious dressing gown, with your initials on it. 

freshness  of  the  food  served  by  the  executive  chef  Sébastien  Lemmens.  The menu  is  recomposed  every  ninety  one days,  and  the  current  highlights  are  the king crab ravioli in a Bourbon vanilla sauce along  with  chards  sautéed  in  curcuma, wok cooked cod or a simple yet exquisitely original Ninety One burger. “We want our  guests  to  discover  new  tastes  and have fun with them,” concludes Vanbinst. Now  you  know  where  to  go  to  on  your next  trip  to  Brussels,  the  only  caveat  is that  one  visit  at  the  Thon  Hotel  Bristol Stephanie  might  make  home  feel  a  lot less like home… you’ve been warned. www.thonhotels.be/bristolstephanie

With  the  same  state  of  mind,  on  the ground  floor,  the  Thon  Hotel  Bristol Stephanie invites everyone to the restaurant  Ninety  One  which  opened  a  few weeks  ago.  The  splendid  furniture  in turquois, olive green, mustard yellow and bright  colours  reflects  the  energy  and

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